Malaysia has opportunities to develop maritime economy

Malaysia has opportunities to develop maritime economy
03/02/2018 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/malaysia-has-opportunities-to-develo...

Malaysia has the opportunities to further develop its maritime economy, with the support of numerous shipyards, ports and terminals, in addition to its prime geographic location.

Mergers, consolidations in global shipping sector: What this means to the Philippines?

Mergers, consolidations in global shipping sector
SHARP MINDS CONTENT February 3, 2018 http://www.manilatimes.net/mergers-consolidations-global-shipping-sector...

In 2015, the global shipping industry’s major players joined forces in response to the adversities their sector suffered, which were mainly caused by overcapacity or excess tonnage. They turned to forging strategic alliances, such as mergers and consolidations, to survive.

Digital disruption and transformation in the cargo transport industry

Digital disruption and transformation in the cargo transport industry
Tim Hinchliffe 2 Feb 2018 https://sociable.co/business/digital-disruption-cargo-transport/

By unlocking the power of big data and predictive analytics, the cargo transport industry is experiencing a new era of digital disruption and transformation.

80,000 Pinoy seafarers may lose EU ship jobs

80,000 Pinoy seafarers may lose EU ship jobs
WILLIAM DEPASUPIL February 1, 2018 http://www.manilatimes.net/80000-pinoy-seafarers-may-lose-eu-ship-jobs/3...

AT least 80,000 Filipino seafarers on board vessels owned by the European Union (EU) may be affected or, in a worse-case scenario, may lose their jobs as a result of a leadership vacuum at the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina).

Container ship adrift off BC coast following engine fire

Container ship adrift off BC coast following engine fire
Amy Judd February 1, 2018 https://globalnews.ca/news/4001284/container-ship-adrift-off-bc-coast-fo...

A container ship is currently adrift off the B.C. coast after an engine fire.

The MOL Prestige, which is 293 metres long, is adrift approximately 207 nautical miles off Haida Gwaii.

There are 23 people on board and five have been injured.

Cargo ship with Azerbaijani citizens on board crashes in Black Sea

Cargo ship with Azerbaijani citizens on board crashes in Black Sea
01 February 2018 https://news.az/articles/society/128723

The Moldovan dry cargo ship has been damaged to the hull in the Black Sea near the Crimea, according to RIA Novosti.

"The cargo ship" Berg with a crew of 12 people has been damaged, the source said.

It added that the dry cargo ship was sailing under the Moldovan flag.

New seafarers’ ministry director Roslyn Rajasingam ready to bridge troubled waters

New seafarers’ ministry director Roslyn Rajasingam ready to bridge troubled waters
Mark Bowling January 29, 2018 http://catholicleader.com.au/news/new-seafarers-ministry-director-roslyn...

Sheriff orders cash release to pay Malaviya Seven crew

Sheriff orders cash release to pay Malaviya Seven crew
31 January 2018 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-42888826

The crew of the troubled Malaviya Seven supply ship look set to be paid within the week.

The workers have been waiting for £714,000 in unpaid wages for almost two years.

The crew spent 18 months stuck in the city's port after the ship's former owner was liquidated.

Cargo ship sinks en route from Taiwan to South Korea; 8 people missing: Questions have arisen concerning conflicting media reports

Cargo ship sinks en route from Taiwan to South Korea; 8 people missing: Questions have arisen concerning conflicting media reports
Duncan DeAeth 2018/01/31 https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3352316

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 29 media reported that a cargo ship, Jian Hong 1 (建宏1號) carrying sugar from Taichung, Taiwan to South Korea, had reportedly encountered difficulties and begun to sink just after 10 p.m on the evening of Jan. 28.

The Vietnamese shipping 'tiger': 'a magnet for global firms'

Vietnam: Shipbuilding industry a magnet for global firms
30/01/2018 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/vietnam-shipbuilding-industry-a-magn...

At last week’s ninth annual international exhibition on shipbuilding, shipping, and offshore technology-Vietship 2018-nearly 100 companies from Vietnam, and those as far as the Netherlands, Finland, and Russia attended to seek machine-selling opportunities in the local market.

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